Personal: Talking Baby Number Two

So far we’re only 8 days into the New Year and about 1/2 of my girlfriends told me they’re pregnant. lol! I am seriously so excited because having gone through it, I get to be their little pregnancy guide, and help them out as much as I can (minus the ones who are on baby number two, of course!) This weird thing happens to me…

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2017 – The Unpublished Moments on Film

I started a tradition last year in sharing a year in review post with images that Matt shot on film (You can read last years post here) and I decided to continue this year! It’s a great way to share some of the more behind-the-scenes pictures that never make the blog or instagram, and also a way to show you that we are indeed just…

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Happy Festivus!

Happy Holidays! We love you all, and are so thankful for your continued support! Hope you have an incredible Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanza!!   Love, The Degreffs…

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What I Bring For The Host Of Our Christmas Eve Dinner + Holiday Wrapping

We have a few holiday traditions every year – we attend the drive-thru light show, we help my family decorate the Christmas village and we spend every single Christmas Eve at my Aunt Elisa’s house. Some of you who have followed for a while may have heard me mention Elisa once or twice, but she lives up the street from me + I am very…

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Guest Room Before + After With West Elm

  For the first time in our lives, we have a guest bedroom! It felt really important to have, especially since both of our parents live in Florida, and want to spend time with Hudson. Every time they would visit, they would have to find an Airbnb, a hotel, or a family members house to stay in and we started to feel pretty bad about…

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Let’s Talk: The Balance Between Being Materialistic & Being A Good Blogger

      After talking about this with SO many other bloggers, I finally had to write a post about something that I am so internally torn about in this profession. So many of you message me and ask me “How do you afford all of these things all of the time??” and I know that the big question mark is how do bloggers do…

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Hudson’s 13 Month Update

OMG, am I now one of those moms who refers to their baby in months until they’re 50 months old? I guess it sounds weird to say 1 year + 1 month old update, and I want to keep the updates coming, at least until Hudson is walking, just for my own memories’ sake! Plus, I love reading other mamas monthly updates. Let me know…

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Personal: Perfection is A Myth

One of the biggest things that everyone has asked us over the past month is “How Are You Liking Living In a House???” They keep mentioning to us how much better it probably is than apartment living, and it definitely does have it’s pros. But that is the thing, it has it’s pros AND it has it’s cons, just like everything else in the universe, and…

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What I Wish I Had When Hudson Was 1 Week Old

From fear to fun – the first year starts out with that oh sh*t feeling of coming home with this tiny, scary, delicate little person who somehow CAME OUT OF YOU ?!?! and slowly turns into a whole lot of fun. It’s hard for me to think back on how scared I once was, because his head is basically the size of mine now, and…

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Hudson’s 1st Birthday Party!

Can you believe this little fox is 1? Me either. He is the cutest, silliest most brilliant tiny person I’ve ever known, and it amazes me daily that he is mine. As I mentioned in the preparations post, I knew we had to celebrate him in a big way. Even though it was quite stressful having 40 people in our home right after moving, I…

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Personal: Remembering The Journey + Staying Thankful

  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone living in the United States! I have been meaning to write this personal post for a while, but found Thanksgiving to be the perfect opportunity to share it.   One of the biggest reasons I did not want to make the leap into becoming a full-time blogger is because of the crippling fear that I would lose site of my…

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Prepping For Hudson’s 1st Birthday Party (A Checklist For Mamas!)

*This post was sponsored by Uber, but all opinions are my own. So planning a first birthday party felt a lot like planning my wedding. I had some friends who opted out of having one, because babies are not going to remember it anyway, but I felt like it was more of a party for Matt and I to celebrate the fact that we did this…

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Guest Bathroom Before + After

When we bought this home, I knew that the mint tile was here to stay. I also knew it couldn’t stay as-is – the sink was super retro and scalloped, and made the bathroom feel dingy and outdated. I wanted to brighten up the space by painting it white, and adding in an updated and more modern feeling white vanity. I was so excited to…

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Some of My New Favorite Beauty Products (& Where I Find Sample Sizes For Testing)

Growing up, my mom was not a believer in makeup (she still isn’t!) so most of you who have followed from years back probably recognize that I used to never wear ANY makeup. Not a hint of it. When I was around 25 and working in merchandising waking up super early, my co-worker suggested that I start using eye cream, and wearing foundation because I…

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Personal: My Baby Turns One

I didn’t write this post ahead of time, because I wanted to write exactly how I feel in this moment on this big day, my baby’s first birthday. I never realized how meaningful birthdays were to the moms until I became one. He has no idea what today is, or what it means and I have been an emo lunatic leading up to it. Exactly…

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Our New House // Moving Day Shoes

*Sponsored by Zappos This past weekend, we moved into our new home! It feels like it’s been a long time coming, since we actually closed on the home about a month or so ago, and we’ve been painting, finishing rooms and gutting bathrooms. There will be TONS more on this to come (promise!) but for today I wanted to share with you guys a few…

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Pumpkin Patch With Hudson (His First Year!!)

If I am being totally honest, we probably went to three pumpkin patches! haha! But Hudson was usually in the stroller, and we sometimes feel bad making this guy pose for photos. I remember how annoyed I was growing up when my parents would make me be in pictures, sooo I always have that in mind! But it was obligatory to snap some of him…

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Personal: Has The Blogosphere Ruined Travel?

I’ve had the same conversation with multiple bloggers in the same week (Dany & Tim) and it made me realize it’s something I’ve been thinking about myself . Being an “influencer” or a “blogger” was once just normal people living their lives and talking about it on the internet. I started this blog when I was broke, paying my rent via Etsy and snapping outfit photos on…

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Much-Needed Celebrations: It’s The Little Things

It’s so easy to become wrapped up in the minutiae of daily life, and as silly as this sounds, we have to remind ourselves to HAVE FUN, and celebrate the little things. In lieu of tons and tons of house projects that we accomplished this week, we decided to have a fun little day-date, Hudson in tow, for some good ole’ burger and fries, so White…

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Hudson’s 11 Month Update

We (almost) did it! Mom & dad almost made it to the big one year mark, which imo is a huge accomplishment on our part. haha! It has not been even close to easy, and we still have days where we’re like omg. it’s always something. does it get any easier??? But we’re so proud of our dude for suffering through all of the lousy…

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